"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."

Jorges Luis Borges

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The Book Bin also deals in rare and antiquarian books, a selection of which is available on ABEbooks and ebay, as well as Amazon.

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Book Bin Reading Challenge 2018

The Book Bin Reading Challenge enters it’s third year! Challenge yourself to read more, find new writers and subjects to enjoy. And earn prizes while you’re at it!

Interested? Come by the Book Bin, ask for a challenge form and get started. Built into the challenge are opportunities to pick up prizes and raffle tickets. There will be three raffle drawings in 2018: April 28th, August 31st, and December 29th.

We have challenge forms for adults and young adults, middle readers, and readers of picture and chapter books. Each form comes with it’s own set of instructions. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.


Independent Bookstore Day

12 hours of events at both our Salem and our Corvallis locations! A complete schedule of events can be seen here!

Raffles for free books!

Special releases available for purchase, including a coloring book of Neil Gaiman stories and a signed short book by Ann Patchett!! First come first serve.

Salem events include:

Meet and talk to authors Carola Dunn, Bill Cameron, David Barker, Jordan Hofer, Adam Gallardo and Gina Ochsner!

Wear a costume to be in our parade!

Submit a zombie survival plan any time until Bookstore Day to our zombie expert!

Come down the night before at 7 p.m. for the Last Friday Poetry Group and open mic!

The drawing for our Reading Challenge winner!

Scavenger hunts!

Play board games!

Meet our book clubs!

Coloring contests for kids and adults!

Tour our Rare Book Room!

Write a thank you card to your favorite author!

Book trivia!

Kids recommends – fill out a label for your favorite book to tell people why they should read it!

Stay tuned for Corvallis events!